With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in NYC Tech News this week including the fundings, exits, and events.
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KAI-ISPYT, the intuitive learning platform, has raised a Seed round of $700K. For the founders Volodymyr Nazarenko, Natalia Nazarenko and Mikhyilo Nazarenko,e this is their second round of funding.
2015 was a banner year for funding in NYC and we analyzed the raw numbers for the year in our The NYC Venture Capital Year in Review: 2015.
We also did a year over year analysis to see where the money went and where it could be going in the The 2015 NYC Venture Capital Analysis
$7.3B was invested in angel and venture financing for #startups in 2015 in NYC across 784 deals Tweet this
$72.7B was invested in angel and venture financing for #startups in 2015 in the US across 369 deals Tweet this
10.1% of startup funding nationally went to startups in NYC in 2015 Tweet this
Accern, the company producing social analytics data streams, has raised an undisclosed amount in an Angel round of funding. For the founders Kumesh Aroomoogan and Anshul Vikram Pandey, this is their first round.
Since it was a banner year for funding in NYC in 2015, we furthered the analysis by looking at the top 20 founding rounds of the year – These are the 20 Largest NYC Startup Funding Rounds of 2015
The 20 largest funding rounds in NYC in 2015 total over $2.48B Tweet this
The total funding raised in NYC in 2015 was $7.3B Tweet this
There were 784 startup funding rounds in NYC in 2015 Tweet this
The top 20 rounds comprise 34% of the total $ amount raised in NYC in 2015 Tweet this
21% of the largest startup rounds in NYC in 2015 were for companies founded by at least 1 woman Tweet this
17% of the largest startup rounds in NYC in 2015 were for companies with a single founder Tweet this
Hometeam, the company providing in-home care to the elder, has announced a Series B round of $27.5M from investors Recruit Strategic Partners, IA Ventures, Lux Capital and Oak HC/FT. The Company has raised $38.5M over 2 rounds thus far.
JW Player, the advanced media player, has raised $20M in a Series D round led by Greycroft Partners and support from e.ventures, Cue Ball and Greenspring Associates. CEO Dave Otten has raised $45.6M over 4 rounds to date.
Flatiron Health, the healthtech company improving cancer care, has raised $175M Series C round led by Roche with help from Casdin Capital, Baillie Gifford and Allen & Company. Founders Zach Weinberg and Nat Turner have raised a total of $313M over 3 rounds.
Exosome Diagnostocs, the Biotech company diagnosing blood samples, has raised $60M in a Series B. Investors include, Blue Ridge Capital, Tiger Management Corporation, Arcus Ventures, Qiagen, NGN Capital and Forbion Capital Partners.
Kathleen Warner joined the New York Economic Development Cooperation this week as an Executive Vice President who will head the Center for Economic Transformation. Kathleen was a member of the founding team and COO of Startup America. She previously worked in government, working with Congressman Himes in addition to roles at Bear Stearns and Inspire Ventures.
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The Big Data company, Sisense, has announced a $50M in a Series D round led by Bessemer Venture Partners with help from Battery Ventures, DFJ, Genesis Partners and Opus Capital. The company has raised $94M over 3 rounds.
Gilt Groupe, the retail ecommerce website, has been acquired by the retailers HBC. The acquisition was for $250M.